Last night I dragged all my craft supplies to be in front of the tv so I could watch the latest 'House of Cards' and a few other programmes. I realised that I need to stop watching good tv when crafting as I get so engrossed in the story that I forget what I'm doing. This is why after 3 hours last night I only had one card to show for it!!
This is the amazing inspiration photo for the Time Out Challenge this week. I LOVE the stripe colour on the walls, those white windows are so criss-crossy, the banner is so festive and I love the chevron pattern pillow in the teepee. So many things to choose from I thought it would be a good excuse to use some patterned paper and live a little with my design.
Rummaging through my drawers I came across this polaroid die cut in the most perfect colour and I could also make it into a shaker card too! I found some gorgeous banner paper and some background paper that had the same colour as the walls.
After spending what seemed an eternity trying to get the sequins to stay put (anyone have any tips for this, they just want to stick to me all the time???) I stuck everything together and even did some heat embossing for the sentiment. Rather festive indeed and so much more going on than my usual card designs.
The banner paper is from Lawn Fawn 'Into the Woods', the background paper from Teresa Collins 'Family Stories'. The sentiment is from Hero Arts 'Year Round Sentiments' and sequins from Studio Calico at Papervine.
I'm also going to link to the challenge this week at AAA Cards #13 where their theme is:
More washing to go out and then need to look at my bank accounts. Oh the joy of robbing Paul to pay Mary etc to keep everyone paid and happy. Sometimes I wish we went back to the days where people exchanged maybe some baking in return for getting their oil changed etc. That would be so much easier as I have way more cakes and cards lying around these days than dollars!